Resources for Families

Each new year is a chance to engage in learning opportunities, not just for students, but for parents as well. 

Why is family engagement so important to a child’s development? 
Family engagement is critically important to student achievement. According to research, higher grades and test scores, improved social skills and even higher graduation rates are just some of the benefits of strong family engagement in a child’s education. Experts also mention that the community can play a significant role as well. 


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Did you know? 

Parent and family workshops are available through online platforms (live virtual events, webinars, video conferences) as well as in person throughout the network of CLC schools. 

Home, School and Community Collaboration: Culturally Responsive Family Engagement
Improving Healthy Child Development: Building Capacity for Action  

This section provides useful links to sites for both elementary and secondary school parents.

MEQ Information for Parents

Eligibility for English Instruction

This section of the MEQ site provides information about who is eligible to attend English schools, how to obtain a certificate of eligibility, the application process, legislation and frequently asked questions.
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English Language School Boards and Associations

English School Boards administer English schools in a particular territory. Where you live will determine to which school board you belong. This section also provides a link to the Quebec Association of Independent Schools 

Central Quebec School Board

Central Québec School Board

Eastern Shores School Board

Eastern Shores School Board

Eastern Townships School Board

Eastern Townships School Board

English Montreal School Board

English Montreal School Board

Lester B. Pearson School Board

Littoral School Board

New Frontiers School Board

Riverside School Board

Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board

Western Québec School Board

Québec Association of Independent Schools

Association of Jewish Day Schools

School & Parent Associations

EPCA, the English Parent’s Committee Association, is a provincial organization representing the Parents’ Committees and Central Parents’ Committees of Quebec’s English school boards. Go to site

The Quebec Federation of Home and School Associations Inc. is an independent, incorporated, not for profit volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the education and general well-being of children and youth. The QFHSA promotes the involvement of parents, students, educators and the community at large in the advancement of learning and acts as a voice for parents. Go to site

Canadian Parents for French (CPF) furthers bilingualism by promoting and creating opportunities for youth to learn and use French. Go to site


Special Education

The following is a list of links to Special Needs Resources for Parents

Assistive Technology Overview Go to page

Autism & Asperger's Syndrome 

  • Autism Speaks list of websites for families of children affected by autism Go to site Go to site
  • The Miriam Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that greater insight and new research will improve the quality of life for all those affected with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and intellectual disabilities (IDs). Go to siteGo to site
  • Handbook for parents of children with special needs from the Fédération des comités de parents du Québec Go to siteGo to site
  • Apraxia-Kids: The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America Go to siteGo to site
  • Canadian Dyslexia Association: The mandate of the Canadian Dyslexia Association is to promote awareness of dyslexia in order to improve the quality of life of the estimated five million Canadians who have dyslexia. Go to siteGo to site
  • The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) is a national non-profit organization providing information, advocacy, and education about Down syndrome. CDSS supports self-advocates, parents, and families through all stages of life. Go to siteGo to site
  • Tourette Canada, formerly known as the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, is a registered charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians affected by Tourette Syndrome (TS) and associated conditions. Go to siteGo to site
  • Reading Rockets is a national (US) multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. Go to siteGo to site

More to come…